Happy New Year!
Back in August I saw this fab card Kristina made and I fell in love with the flower stamp she'd used from a Hero Arts clear set. I have such a weakness for flower stamps and find it hard to resist them but on this occasion I held off and didn't buy it straight away. It remained on my wish list though and a short time ago I came across the set on eBay - and it was on sale! As the saying goes "good things come to those who wait!"
So here is my CASEd version of Kristina's card - I've changed the colours and I tucked leaves behind my flower. My colour combo is Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry. I started off with an A6 card base with the fold at the top. I cut the card apart and added a panel of CS weight vellum to bridge the gap and I added Perfect Plum CS strips. I inked the flower and leaves in VersaMark ink, embossed with white embossing powder, sponged on the inks and cut them out. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder also and added the dotty Rich Razzleberry ribbon. The finishing touch to the front was a rhinestone placed in the flower centre.
I left the inside of the card blank but stamped the front of the envelope. The stamps in this set are perfect for the emboss resist technique but look fab just stamped in ink too. I've noticed the vellum gap has buckled a bit on this portrait card so next time I'll use a landscape oriented card with the fold at the side and see how that works out.
Stamps: Hero Arts 'To From Petals' clear set, SU! Frames with a Flourish set
CS: SU! Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum & CS vellum
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive
Tools: sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: white embossing powder, SU! Rich Razzleberry dotted grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone, 3d foam pads